Safety First

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) OSHA requires the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective in reducing these exposures to acceptable levels. Employers must determine if PPE should be used to protect their workers. If PPE is to be used, employers […]

Fall Protection

Am I In Danger? You are at risk of falling objects when you are beneath cranes, scaffolds, etc., or where overhead work is being performed. There is a danger from flying objects when power tools, or activities like pushing, pulling, or prying, may cause objects to become airborne. Injuries can range from minor abrasions to […]

Employee Training

Here at Culbertson Company we take pride in employee and jobsite safety. We offer in house training to all of our employees. Upon hire we do orientation, drug testing, and provide all safety gear. We offer training in our own training room at our office. Training includes but is not limited to OSHA 10 & […]

Heath, Safety, & Environment

Slip, Trip, and Fall Injuries Property damage incidents involving moving equipment or vehicles Caught in/between injuries Sprains/ strains due to unnecessary lifting and handling of objects that are in the way. Ways to improve the general upkeep in your work area: Create lay down yards for equipment and tools when out in the field. At […]

Fatal Four Hazards of Construction

Fatal Four Hazards in Construction There is inherent risk construction workers face every day at work. Construction is a dangerous field full of hazards. Despite the wide-ranging hazards construction workers face, there are four types of hazards that are responsible for the majority of fatalities in the construction industry. These four types of hazards are […]

Using Proper Respirators

It is important to understand the hazards that silica dust creates for the workers who are exposed to it. While the regulation for silica dust is new, the hazards and health consequences have been known for decades. Use engineering controls and other effective safeguards to reduce the amount of this dust in the air to […]

Carelessness Is Dangerous

Employee safety Responsibilities You are responsible for the safety of your own actions while on the job. Conduct yourself professionally and with your mind on your own safety and the safety of others at all times; the workplace is no place for horseplay or lack of attention. Serve as a good role model to co-workers […]

Tricks of The Trade

Know the purpose of each tool in your toolbox, and use each for the task it was designed to do. Keep cutting edges sharp. Before you lift anything think about the weight of the load. Too heavy? Get help, not hurt! When you do lift, bend your knees, hold the load close to your body […]

Silica Dust

What is Silica Dust and Where is it Found? Crystalline silica is an important industrial material found abundantly in the earth’s crust. Quartz, the most common form of silica, is a component of sand, stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, and mortar. Materials containing quartz are found in a wide variety of workplaces. Common industries and […]

Hot Hot Hot Weather

How To Beat Heat Stress The summer season is upon us, and that means stifling outdoor temperatures and a dangerous increase in heat-related workplace safety hazards. Here’s what you need to know to protect your self when facing long hours in high-risk, heat-stress situations. If you know the warning signs of each, you have a […]